Comments for “Multnomah County Comp Plan Update - Bicycle Plan”

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  1. Stringio

    Added March 03 2016

    Westside Trail

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  2. Stringio

    Added September 28 2015

    E WOODARD RD

    Really?? I want to see you people ride up this hill. You may not walk your bikes!

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  3. Stringio

    Added September 28 2015

    SE HURLBURT RD

    This is a major route for metro area cyclists, but they go EASTBOUND only. It would be nice to add pullouts, signs etc, but a real bike lane would be very intrusive on a rural road like this. It would certainly ruin my property which is already right on the corner. I can't see that locals would use it for their transportation needs, because really, where is there to go? Unless you are riding for exercise, which you will certainly get with all the hills out here. The school bus picks up kids on Hurlburt. So yes, it would be nice to make the route safer for Portland cyclists, but not at my expense and not by diminishing my enjoyment of my property.

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  4. Stringio

    Added September 28 2015

    SE EVANS RD

    There is no reason to make Evans a designated bikeway. While it does go to the schools, it has a section of very steep, blind, curves. I can count on one hand the number of cyclists I see using this route in any one year, and I live right on Evans. The school bus picks up any kids living on Evans.

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  5. Stringio

    Added September 27 2015

    Definitely never suggest this part of Germantown for riding. I know many cyclists enjoy it but despite being an avid bike racer and bike commuter I can't understand why. I won't even drive this road anymore because the volume of severe violations of the double yellow is so high.

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  6. Stringio

    Added September 27 2015

    Northwest Portland Willamette Greenway Trail

    I would love to see this! Riding "Dirty 30" right now is admittedly plenty doable, but not terribly pleasant with the speed of traffic and amount of debris that's always present in the shoulder/bike lane from all the gravel driveways. You have to choose between riding through gravel and risking a crash from blowing out a tire or go onto the fog line and risk getting hit. Add to that the percentage of traffic that is large trucks and you finish riding Hwy30 feeling kinda lucky that you made it despite there being a lane the whole way.

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  7. Stringio

    Added September 27 2015

    NW THOMPSON RD

    Thompson is a really nice ride. The level of traffic is relatively low although many of the drivers that do take it drive like absolute maniacs. Speeding being the least of their offenses.
    Thankfully there are few enough cars that you can enjoy the beautiful climb in relative peace. The final stretch into Skyline at the top is a definite challenge even for the strongest cyclists but it's well worth it. Biggest problem is the bottom end connects to Cornell and that's not what anyone would consider a safe road to ride on.

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  8. Stringio

    Added September 27 2015

    NW CORNELL RD

    I live just off Cornell just past the county line so ride this on a regular basis. It's dangerous. There's little to no shoulder most of the way from downtown to Thompson. The spots where there is a little shoulder it is usually filled with gravel/sand/other debris so you can't ride in it. (particularly on the bridges) The paths around the tunnels are so coated with stuff and decayed so much from neglect that they're almost unusable when wet. To add to this the pullouts are rough gravel you wouldn't even consider riding into on a road bike and there are spots where the edge of the road has crumbled in past the fog line. The worst of which is on a blind corner between the tunnels. You can ride this if you're super confident and able to shut out the cars whizzing past you within inches but it's not something I'd ever recommend in its current state. The tragedy is with just a few more inches of pavement on the uphill side and a little sweeping where there's already a shoulder it could be a really nice ride and we wouldn't see the current levels of conflict between bikes and cars.

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  9. Stringio

    Added September 27 2015

    NW NEWBERRY RD

    A great ride for a strong rider. The lower half is a lot steeper than your average rider is going to want to take on but if you race/are a strong rider it's absolutely lovely. Only problem is getting to it.

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  10. Stringio

    Added September 27 2015

    NW CORNELIUS PASS RD

    Not appropriate at all for bicycles in its current state. Traffic is very fast and there is no shoulder. I'm a very confident bike racer and would never ride this road as it is now.

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  11. Stringio

    Added September 27 2015

    Saltzman Road

    A great route but not really an option for road bikes right now. I would love to use this if it was paved from Hwy30 up to Skyline as Germantown is extremely hazardous with everyone crossing centerline and Cornell tends to be a rough ride with the way traffic has gotten.

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  12. Stringio

    Added September 18 2015

    E HISTORIC COLUMBIA RIVER HWY

    E-HCRH, for it's entire length through East-Sandy area, is a heavily traveled highway that is in desperate need of widening, maintenance, pulloff improvement and sign improvements to help the congestion that this already popular bike route sees on a weekly basis. Sinking shoulders, crumbling asphalt and a large volume of traffic make this popular route a challenge to navigate and fairly dangerous gamble on a bike.

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  13. Stringio

    Added September 18 2015

    E WOODARD RD

    This Stretch will need significant roadway, Drainage and Right of way improvements to allow safe access for a bike way. The sheer drop along the southerly side of the road may be an expensive challenge. Guard Rails would be a minimum for safe bicycle traffic that would need to share the road.

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  14. Stringio

    Added September 18 2015

    NE JORDAN RD

    This Stretch will need significant roadway, Drainage and Right of way improvements to allow safe access for a bike way. Any roadway improvements or some annual maintenance would be helpful.

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  15. Stringio

    Added September 18 2015

    Sandy River Greenway

    Great location for a pathway to open / improve access to the Sandy River Delta.

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  16. Stringio

    Added September 17 2015

    NW CORNELL RD

    This would be a great bikeway for commuter bikes, but it has no shoulder, has heavy car traffic particularly at rush hour and is a dangerous road for bicyclists. Traffic is backed up when cyclists are using this section. Existing bike pullouts and intermittent shoulders are gravel and not suitable for bicyclists traveling at higher speeds during rush hour. A bike lane is needed in order to consider this a bikeway. This area also gets used by recreational cyclists.

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  17. Stringio

    Added September 17 2015

    NW THOMPSON RD

    This route already has signs indicating it is a bike route. It gets heavy use from recreational cyclists, and a few bike commuters. This road is not low volume car traffic during rush hours.

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  18. Stringio

    Added September 12 2015

    More of a question... Springville Rd, in the red,... Will front yards and driveways shrink, trees be removed and power poles moved to facilitate this? Is it 4 feet taken from each side of the road, or 4 feet in total?

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